2. A vegetarian diet is very low in saturated fats and cholesterol, which reduces overall blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, a major cause of heart disease, hypertension and diabetes. Doctor Dean Ornish, a cardiologist in the United States, was able to prove that following a low-fat vegetarian diet for one year could actually reverse atherosclerosis (the hardening of the arteries due to the formation of plaques within the artery walls).
10. Vegetables are economical.
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